Author Archive: Don Cusic

Don Cusic is Professor of Music Business at Belmont University. He has authored 18 books, including his most recent “Discovering Country Music.”

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MIDEM Blog—Fair Share for Creators

Was this the last MIDEM? That was a rumor rolling around Cannes this year [...]

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MIDEM Blog—Mark Geiger on The Future of the Music Business

It’s grey, windy and chilly in Cannes, but at MIDEM there are heated discussions [...]

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MIDEM Blog—Artists Still Need Label Services

Belmont University’s Don Cusic reports from the global conference in France [...]

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MIDEM Blog—Music Is Key For Marketing

Focus on future of streaming and companies who need music to market their products [...]

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Global Repertoire Database At Midem; ‘This Year It Is Real’

Last year at MIDEM, the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) initiative was announced; this year that initiative is [...]

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MIDEM: Day 3 and 4

“Vision Monday” is a feature of MIDEM where panels and leaders address and discuss major issues
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Live From MIDEM 2013: Day 1 and 2

The annual MIDEM gathering opened Saturday (Jan. 26) in Cannes, France. The weather was much more ag
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MIDEM: The Final Day

The final day at MIDEM (1/31) brought snow to the normally warm and sunny south of France [...]
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MIDEM: Visionary Monday

It was “Visionary Monday” at MIDEM, offering discussion about the music industry’s past, prese
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Live From MIDEM: Day 1 and 2

Belmont University professor Don Cusic reports exclusively for MusicRow from MIDEM in Cannes [...]
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Seeger Bio Celebrates “Power of Song”

In the new Pete Seeger biography, To Everything There is a Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song by Allan M. Winkler (Oxford University Press, 2009), the author notes that throughout his life, Seeger “didn’t smoke, drink or chase women; instead he chased causes.” Pete Seeger’s life was “singing truth to power” and author […]

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